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How To Join...

4-H Criteria...

The 4-H Club Year is from July 1 to June 30.

The goal of the 4-H program is to enable every Kern County youth to participate. Payment of a small annual program fee is part of the enrollment process. Payments can be made directly to your club, or you can pay online using your credit card.

4-H is open to everyone, regardless of financial issues. If you want to join, but can't afford the program fee, please complete and submit the Fee Waiver Request form to your club leader.

Kern County youth who will be at least 9 years old by January 1 or in the 4th grade may join 4-H after the July 1 of the year prior to that January.  For example, a young person whose 9th birthday is in November may join anytime after July 1 or when the club begins to accept enrollment - usually in the early Fall.

A young person who is not yet 9, but has been promoted to the 4th grade may join after July 1 or when the club begins to accept enrollment - usually in the early Fall.  For home schooled youth, only the age criteria applies.

Older youth may participate as 4-H members through December 31st of the calendar year in which they turn 19 years of age.

Some local 4-H clubs offer Primary Member programs for youth between 5 and 9 years of age. For Primary Member Information click here.

Steps to Join a 4-H Club in Kern County...

1. Choose a Club - Click Here for a list of 4-H clubs in Kern County.  Then click on the club name to get a list of projects offered by the club as well as other information.

2. Access the online enrollment system. If you are a returning family, you will already have an account and will need to choose "Forgot Password" and follow the instructions.  DO NOT MAKE A NEW ACCOUNT OR YOUR CHILD'S HISTORY IN 4-H WILL BE LOST.

If you are a new family, you will choose "Sign Up" and then follow the instructions.

3.Contact the your club's Community Club Leader to let them know you have joined.